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Preserving file history across a component move?

Michael Thompson (2112) | asked Jul 30 '13, 3:14 a.m.

We're looking at refactoring a bunch of projects into various components, and I was wondering if there was a way to move an entire project from one component to another and still preserve the file history. Deleting the project from one component and adding it to another component is a solution, but I feel like there is probably something better out there....



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Shashikant Padur (4.2k27) | answered Jul 30 '13, 4:23 a.m.
If you have loaded the repository workspace, in the Eclipse IDE, right click on the project and select Team -> Move in Repository.
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Michael Thompson commented Jul 30 '13, 4:41 a.m. | edited Jul 30 '13, 9:17 a.m.

Oh wow, awesome. I feel stupid for not seeing that.

Geoffrey Clemm commented Jul 30 '13, 9:53 a.m.

Note that when moving a project from a source to a destination component, the pre-move history remains in the source component, but a link is created from the new post-move version of each file/folder created in the destination component back to the pre-move version in the source component.   Also note that if you still have a "pre-move" workspace/stream that shows the project still in the source component, if you check-in changes to the project into the source component, you cannot "accept/deliver" those changes to the destination component.  So it is best to defer moving projects between components until you only have one workspace/stream actively modifying that project.

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